In the way our Fathers originally left the slavery question, the institution was in the course of ultimate extinction, and the public mind rested in the belief that it was in the course of ultimate extinction . . . . All I have asked or desired anywhere, is that it should be placed back again upon the basis that the Fathers of our government originally placed it upon.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible. Abraham Lincol

Abraham Lincoln
Whether slavery shall go into Nebraska, or other new territories, is not a matter of exclusive concern to the people who may go there. The whole nation is interested that the best use shall be made of these territories. We want them for the homes of free white people.
Abraham Lincoln

It's not me who can't keep a secret. It's the people I tell that can't.

Abraham Lincoln
A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started ... He will assume control of your cities, states and nations. He is going to move in and take over your churches, schools, universities, and corporations ... The fate of humanity is in his hands.
Abraham Lincoln

I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.

Abraham Lincoln
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. Abraham Lincol
Abraham Lincoln

We have all heard of the animal standing in doubt between two stacks of hay and starving to death, the like of which would never happen to Gen. Cass. Place stacks a thousand miles apart: he would stand stock still, midway between them, and eat them both at once; and the green grass along the line would be apt to suffer some, too, at the same time.

Abraham Lincoln
As an individual who undertakes to live by borrowing, soon finds his original means devoured by interest, and next no one left to borrow from - so must it be with a government.
Abraham Lincoln

We have, as all will agree, a free Government, where every man has a right to be equal with every other man. In this great struggle, this form of Government and every form of human right is endangered if our enemies succeed.

Abraham Lincoln
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.